A healthy, super tasty lunch doesn't get any easier than this Peanut Crunch Salad in a Jar. Make up a bunch of them while meal prepping on Sunday and you will have grab-and-go lunches all ready in the fridge for your week ahead!
2 tablespoons / 30 mlsTamari, or soy sauce or coconut aminos (be sure that what you use is gluten-free to keep this recipe gluten-free
¼ cup / 60mlswater
2 tablespoon / 30mlsrice wine vinegar, or apple cider or white wine vinegar
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4green onions, cut into thin rounds, (known as spring onions in the UK).
2 cups / 370gcooked quinoa, thats about 1 cup or 180g raw. For instructions on how to cook quinoa see above in my post.
1mediumcarrot, cut into matchsticks or grated
1 cup / 150gfrozen edamame beans, no need to defrost, or use canned chickpeas instead
1½ cups / 160 gred or purple cabbage, chopped into small pieces (measured after chopping) - or to make life super easy, buy a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix and use that instead!
1½ cups / 160ggreen cabbage (known as white cabbage in the UK), the round, firm kind with tightly packed, pale-green leaves that you would use to make coleslaw, , chopped into small pieces (measured after chopping)
½ cup / 73groasted peanuts (salted or unsalted)
Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk them together really well. Divide the dressing evenly between 4 500ml jars.
Now add all of the other ingredients in the order listed and evenly between each jar. First green onions, then the quinoa, then the carrot, then the edamame beans, then the cabbage and finally the peanuts.
Put the lids on the jars and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To serve, tip out into a bowl, making sure to scrape out any remnants of dressing in the bottom of the jar, and toss everything together well before eating.
To make this recipe peanut free, switch the peanut butter for almond butter and the peanuts for almonds. To make this recipe completely nut-free, use sunflower seed butter or tahini in place of the peanut butter and any crunchy seeds that you like instead of the peanuts.